Leicester Square is one of London's well-known and central hubs of eating and entertainment. It overflows with restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The majority of the places to eat are chain restaurants so you will have a good idea of what to expect.
This page will provide you with listings for many of the main restaurants in Leicester Square. You will find a short description, the address, telephone number and official website.
For a more general overview to Leicester Square, with information on what to expect, how to get there, where to park, plus links to more detailed pages on clubs, bars, theatre ticket booths and cinemas, see our Overview Guide to Leicester Square.
Places to eat in Leicester Square
Leicester Square has lots of places to eat dotted between the cinemas, bars and clubs. If you are after something quick and easy you will find fast food joints including Burger King and McDonalds. For a quick and satisfying sit down meal you can try placers like Wagamamas, the noodle bar or the Angus Steak House. For these types of restaurants you will not really like to book - at worst you may need to join a short queue during busy times.
If you are looking for places to eat that have a sense of occasion there are options like TGI Fridays, Chiquitos and Planet Hollywood. These are good options for large groups or for celebrations like birthdays. If you are coming with a large group, particularly at the weekend, it is worth booking in advance (use the telephone numbers and e-mail addresses provided below).
Chiquitos in Leicester Square is a popular Mexican restaurant - a suitable place to head for parties or as part of a large group. They offer Mexican food and cocktails that will appeal to all the family.
Chiquito Leicester Square
20 - 21 Leicester Square
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7321 6070
Website: Official Chiquito Website
TGI Fridays is a world famous diner style American restaurant. The branch in Leicester Square is one of the most popular in London. It is a place to bring the kids for family fun - waiting staff for famous for their friendliness and there should be something on the menu to suit the whole crew.
TGI Fridays Piccadilly Circus
25-29 Coventry Street
Tel: +44 (0) 34 4692 0247
This is a large two floored branch of the international hamburger fast food chain. It stays open late (see the link to the official website below for exact opening times).
McDonalds Leicester Square
5 Swiss Court
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 7909
Steak & Co
Steak and Co is a steak joint that sits right on the edge of Leicester Square. It is an ideal option for true meat lovers and steak specialists.
Steak and Co Leicester Square
3 - 5 Charing Cross Road
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 8100
Website: Official Steak and Co Website
Wagamamas is a popular chain restaurant serving Asian cuisine such as noodles, dumplings and rice dishes. Seating is at large shared tables and the atmosphere is laid back but efficient.
Wagamamas Leicester Square
14 Irving Street
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 2323
Angus Steak House
A well-known chain of London steak houses offering affordable prices and an extensive menu. A good option for a sit down meal if you haven't made a booking in advance.
Angus Steak House Restaurant Piccadilly
7-9 Leicester Square
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7839 9269
Leicester Square Planet Hollywood
Planet Hollywood is not in Leicester Square. However it is just around the corner. It is an American diner style restaurant that all of the family will love for its Hollywood film memorabilia and large food portions.
57 - 60 Haymarket
St Albans House
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7287 1000
Website: Official Planet Hollywood Website
Leicester Square is a good place to head to grab a bite to eat. If you are looking for Michelin style restaurants you may need to look further afield to nearby areas such as Soho. However, if you are looking for a fast food joint, a good quality chain restaurant or a place to eat with a party atmosphere, you're in the right place. Have a look at the options prior to your visit and check the opening times (particularly if you are planning a trip to the theatre or the cinema to make sure that they will be open before or after your film or show) and whether you need to book. Leicester Square is right at the heart of London, ensuring that in the square itself and the surrounding area there are endless eating out options.